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Snollygoster takes an in-depth look at politics in Ohio. Each week we dig into the top political stories in Columbus and Ohio and explore national stories that impact the state by talking with politicians, reporters and other news-makers. (In case you're wondering, a "snollygoster" is a shrewd and unprincipled politician.) Listen to Snollygoster on the WOSU Public Media mobile app, in iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Snollygoster takes an in-depth look at politics in Ohio. Each week we dig into the top political stories in Columbus and Ohio and explore national stories that impact the state by talking with politicians, reporters and other news-makers. (In case you're wondering, a "snollygoster" is a shrewd and unprincipled politician.) Listen to Snollygoster on the WOSU Public Media mobile app, in iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Location:

United States

Description:

Snollygoster takes an in-depth look at politics in Ohio. Each week we dig into the top political stories in Columbus and Ohio and explore national stories that impact the state by talking with politicians, reporters and other news-makers. (In case you're wondering, a "snollygoster" is a shrewd and unprincipled politician.) Listen to Snollygoster on the WOSU Public Media mobile app, in iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Language:

English

Contact:

6142471906


Episodes

Can Ohio Get Unemployment Working?

2/25/2021
In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the fraud and disarray in the state's unemployment system. State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo), a member of the Unemployment Compensation Modernization and Improvement Council, joins the show.

Duration:00:21:04

Back To School Or Else

2/18/2021
In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the politics of getting kids back in the classroom during a pandemic. Scott DiMauro, president of the Ohio Education Association, joins the show.

Duration:00:28:54

Would-Be Senators Step Forward

2/11/2021
In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the first official candidiate vying for Sen. Rob Portman's seat, and the many others who are weighing their chances.

Duration:00:21:41

A Great Place To Live, Work And Raise A Family?

2/4/2021
In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss Gov. Mike DeWine's budget proposal, which includes $50 million to attract new residents to the state. Barbara Stapleton of the Greater Topeka Partnership joins the show.

Duration:00:24:28

Candidates Set Sights On 2022

1/28/2021
In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the surprising availability of a U.S. Senate seat in 2022 as Sen. Rob Portman decides to move on. Jessica Wehrman, reporter for Congressional Quarterly Roll Call, joins the show.

Duration:00:30:41

Calls For Unity, Hopes For Normalcy

1/21/2021
In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss how an inauguration ceremony during a pandemic can still feel like a return to normal.

Duration:00:24:03

Beseech To Impeach

1/14/2021
In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the part Ohio's congressional delegation played in the impeachment of President Trump.

Duration:00:10:54

Insurrection At The Capitol, Deflection In Ohio

1/7/2021
In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss how Ohio politicians are responding to the violent breach of the U.S. Capitol building by pro-Trump extremists. Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau chief Karen Kasler joins the show.

Duration:00:24:07

This Year In Ohio Politics

12/31/2020
In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the tumultuous year that was 2020. From COVID-19 to the election to a $60 million bribery scandal to the protests over the killing of George Floyd, this has certainly been a year we will never forget.

Duration:00:29:33

Lame Duck Heads To Overtime

12/18/2020
In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the flurry of activity from the Ohio General Assembly’s lame duck session. Dayton Daily News statehouse reporter Laura Bischoff joins the show.

Duration:00:22:45

Outbreak Statehouse

12/10/2020
In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss how a slew of COVID-19 cases in the Ohio General Assembly could derail this year's lame duck session. Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau reporter Andy Chow joins the show.

Duration:00:17:06

Next Chapter For Ohio Democrats

12/3/2020
In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, host Mike Thompson discusses the state of the Ohio Democratic Party in light of an upcoming leadership change. Outgoing party chair David Pepper joins the show.

Duration:00:30:10

A Divided GOP Dominated Ohio Elections

11/19/2020
In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the future of the Republican Party in Ohio. Republican former state Rep. Gene Krebs joins the show.

Duration:00:27:18

Can Ohio Democrats Regroup?

11/12/2020
In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss how Ohio Democrats can change course after yet another round of brutal losses. Democratic political strategist Antoinette Wilson joins the show.

Duration:00:26:49

Polls Underestimated Trump Support In Ohio

11/5/2020
In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss how President Trump won again in Ohio by a clear margin, despite polster predictions of a toss-up. Ohio State University political scientist Herb Asher joins the show.

Duration:00:23:15

Countdown To Election Day

10/29/2020
In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss where Ohio stands near the finish line of an exhausting presidential campaign season. Kyle Kondik , managing editor of the Sabato's Crystal Ball newsletter from the University of Virginia Center for Politics, joins the show.

Duration:00:24:43

Republican Strategist Karl Rove Weighs In On Ohio Elections

10/22/2020
In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss why influential political consultant Karl Rove is working to help conservative justices retain their seats on the Ohio Supreme Court.

Duration:00:18:35

This Election Could Change Balance Of Ohio Supreme Court

10/15/2020
In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the possibility of Democrats gaining the majority on the Ohio Supreme Court. Shane Stegmiller , Statehouse reporter for Hannah News Service , joins the show.

Duration:00:18:25

Eager Ohioans Show Up For Early Voting

10/8/2020
In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss what voter enthusiasm and recent polling may mean for the 2020 election.

Duration:00:17:29

Anti-Trump Republicans Try To Sway Ohio Votes For Biden

10/1/2020
In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the presidential debate debacle in Cleveland and why some Ohio Republicans are working to elect Joe Biden. Phil Heimlich , a founding member of Operation Grant , joins the show.

Duration:00:24:00